Six different scenes flash before our eyes in just these 14 verses. One of them is especially strange. We look at five practical lessons we can learn from this somewhat obscure series of events.
[Mark mentioned that he adapted his outline from this sermon by Kevin DeYoung.]
Jerry read all of James 1 and modeled for us how to turn a passage like this into a prayer of confession.
After spending time trying to better understand Paul's warnings about apostasy in 1 Corinthians 8-10, we then turn with genuine grief to a recent example of unexpected and shocking apostasy in the life of Josh Harris.
[For more on this shocking and sad story, you can listen to Al Mohler here.]
Jerry, Scott, Mark and Tyler walked through Paul's example of giving up his own rights in order to make the truth of the gospel shine more brightly before others. There are things we must do, things we must not do, and matters of Christian freedom. Are we bending our freedoms to serve others for their good or are we letting comfort and convenience master us?
Mark and Scott led us through this passage. It is difficult in some places and also may at first glance not seem entirely relevant to us today. However, there are seemingly endless ways that the principles in this passage shed light on our churches today.
Fred and Daniel walk us through this important passage. We should not be surprised by the fiery trials that come upon us but rather "rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:13).